Ch 1: Human Development & Learning Theories

About This Chapter

Get a good handle on human development and learning theories ahead of an important exam with help from this informative and interesting chapter. To help you fully prepare for test day, we've included short, user-friendly video and text lessons with corresponding self-assessment quizzes to check your comprehension.

Human Development & Learning Theories - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find topics related to various human learning and development theories. Each one of our video and text lessons clearly covers a different topic, such as cognitivism, physical development and gender differences in the classroom. Once you've reviewed this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define physical development and provide examples
  • Outline social, emotional and cognitive development
  • Discuss how behaviorism applies in the classroom
  • Provide an overview of constructivism and the benefits of learning with real-world examples
  • Describe the cognitive learning theory
  • Identify the physical, behavioral and cognitive gender differences in the classroom
  • Describe some of the factors that can affect student academic progress

All of our video and text lessons are short, easy to navigate and can be reviewed as many times as needed. In order to test your understanding, we've included a short quiz with each lesson and a test at the end of the chapter.

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: Human Development & Learning Theories
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What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

1. What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

Everyone grows and changes throughout their lives. In this lesson, we'll look at some important times in physical development, including childhood and old age, and how physical development contributes to other types of development.

What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

2. What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

People grow and develop in many different ways and in many different areas. In this lesson, we'll look closer at three types of human development: cognitive, social, and emotional development.

Behaviorism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

3. Behaviorism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

How can teachers use rewards and punishments to guide student behavior and learning? In this lesson, we will look at how behaviorism applies to the classroom, including the concepts of reinforcement, punishment, and extinction.

Constructivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

4. Constructivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

Learning through real-world experiences with others allows students to grow and understand things more easily. In this lesson, we'll examine constructivism in depth, including social learning, the zone of proximal development, and project-based learning.

Cognitivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

5. Cognitivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

In this lesson, we will learn about the cognitive learning theory and discover how to apply the work and theories of Jean Piaget and other cognitive theorists in the classroom.

Gender Differences in the Classroom: Physical, Cognitive & Behavioral

6. Gender Differences in the Classroom: Physical, Cognitive & Behavioral

Growing up, did you ever observe gender differences among girls and boys in school? Do you still observe gender differences as an adult? There are established gender differences noted in a variety of contexts. This lesson will explore specific differences in physical and motor skills, cognitive abilities and more.

Factors Related to Student Academic Progress

7. Factors Related to Student Academic Progress

How a student performs in school can be impacted by many factors. This lesson defines academic progress and identifies factors related to student success such as family involvement and student motivation.

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